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LEB Archaeology

Bypass archaeology works shine a light on 12,000 years of local history

23 February 2017

Preliminary works for the Lincoln Eastern Bypass have provided a fascinating glimpse into past communities, settlements and landscapes.

Srtong winds across the UK

What to do about fallen trees on your property during Storm Doris

23 February 2017

While Lincolnshire County Council and emergency services work hard to keep residents safe, here’s what you can do too.

Fen Bridge

Fen Bridge to reopen but future closure required due to water mains issue

23 February 2017

Works on the southern side of the bridge around the water mains will be postponed until Anglian Water are able to temporarily divert the mains, sometime within the next 3 to 4 months.

Stuart Parker and Cllr Nick Worth

320 books borrowed in first week at new home for Holbeach library

23 February 2017 | Updated: 23 February 2017

Holbeach library’s new home in Fleet Street has been a hit with locals.

Photo of Lincoln Hospital

Investigation ordered into overnight closure of Grantham A & E

22 February 2017

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP has asked for the overnight closure of Grantham Hospital A & E to be investigated following calls from Lincolnshire’s Health Scrutiny Committee.


Significant improvements in homecare reported

21 February 2017

The council’s Adults Scrutiny Committee will discuss a report on 22 February which highlights the progress made in Lincolnshire homecare, eighteen months after a new model of service was brought in.

Storm Drois

Storm Doris: Weather warning for strong winds issued across Lincolnshire

21 February 2017 | Updated: 23 February 2017

Strong winds are expected in Lincolnshire. Here’s tips on staying safe.

Resurfacing roadworks

B1205 at Waddingham to be given new lease of life

21 February 2017

Resurfacing works will be taking place on the B1205 at Waddingham from 6 March, a diversion will be in place 9am to 4pm.

Pothole Repairs

Thousands of potholes to be permanently repaired in patching programme

20 February 2017 | Updated: 21 February 2017

Roads in Holbeach and Grantham will be among the first to be repaired as the council gears up for the latest round in its battle against potholes.


Be flippin' careful: Lincoln's Firefighters team up with Age UK Lincoln & Kesteven for Pancake Day

20 February 2017

This Shrove Tuesday (28 February), firefighters from Lincoln South will be at Age UK Lincoln and Kesteven’s Park Street Centre in Lincoln.

Kennel Lane, Reepham

Improvements in store for Kennel Lane ahead of Lincoln Eastern Bypass

17 February 2017 | Updated: 22 February 2017

A new 80m long carriageway lane providing a dedicated left turn onto the A158 will be installed on Kennel Lane in Reepham, with works due to start on Monday 27 February.

Aerial image of Grantham Southern Relief Road

British company identified to construct phase two of Grantham Southern Relief Road

17 February 2017

Galliford Try to be awarded the construction contract for phase two of the relief road project.

Safe mattress image

Buyer beware: Warning over fake memory foam mattresses being sold from vans in Skegness Video

16 February 2017 | Updated: 17 February 2017

Are mattress sellers knocking on doors near you? ‘Think before you buy’ say Lincolnshire Trading Standards.

Peppermint Junction

Peppermint Junction improvements and Food Enterprise Zone for Holbeach

16 February 2017

The council’s executive approved plans to progress with highways improvement works, moving forward the South Lincolnshire Food Enterprise Zone and the delivery of around 900 dwellings.

Visitors walk around the castle walls - image donned with new Gold accolade from Visit England

Top attraction: Lincoln Castle scoops gold accolade from VisitEngland

15 February 2017 | Updated: 16 February 2017

VisitEngland has declared Lincoln Castle as a top visitor attraction, with a prestigious Gold Accolade.

Louth Fire Station

Shared Ambulance and Fire station for Louth

15 February 2017 | Updated: 16 February 2017

Plans revealed for a shared Ambulance and Fire station on Eastfield Road in Louth.

Cheese image

Lincolnshire Trading Standards contributes to national food testing programme

14 February 2017

Lincolnshire Trading Standards has played a key role in a national programme testing arsenic levels in foods.

Winners of this years good citizens awards

It's time to nominate your good citizen for the 2017 Good Citizen Awards!

14 February 2017

Do you know a volunteer who goes the extra mile to help others? Nominations are now open for this year’s Good Citizen Awards 2017!

Road Closed

Collapsed sewer - Burgh Road/Roman Bank, Skegness

14 February 2017

Anglian Water is carrying out emergency repairs to fix a collapsed sewer at the junction of Burgh Road and Roman Bank in Skegness.

Level crossing at Lincoln High Street

Proposal to rejuvenate Lincoln High Street unveiled

13 February 2017

The project would give a section of Lincoln High Street a new lease of life, making the area more attractive to shoppers and giving local businesses a boost. 

Pelican crossing

Skegness crossing to be refurbished

10 February 2017

A pedestrian crossing on Lumley Road, Skegness, is being replaced, with works due to start on Monday 20 February.

Mental Well Being

Jessica speaks out about sexual abuse to encourage others to come forward

9 February 2017

A Lincoln woman has spoken about the abuse she suffered to encourage others to get help

GSRR Archaeology

Relief road archaeology proves mysterious to experts Video

8 February 2017 | Updated: 23 February 2017

Preliminary works for phase three of the Grantham Southern Relief Road have provided a fascinating glimpse into past Roman and Iron Age communities, settlements and landscapes in the area.

Lincoln Castle

Lincoln Castle Revealed wins Heritage Project of the Year award

8 February 2017

Lincoln Castle Revealed has picked up the Heritage Project of the Year award at the Lincolnshire Construction and Property Awards 2017.

Volunteers record the presence of Riverflies along the River Bain.

Volunteers invited to look after chalk streams

8 February 2017

Are you looking for a new challenge and enjoy being outdoors? Volunteers are invited to take part in work parties on 12 February and 12 March to help preserve Lincolnshire’s rare chalk streams.

Lincolnshire County Council Council Chamber

Lincolnshire County Council budget 2017/18 Video

8 February 2017

Lincolnshire County Council’s Executive have discussed the current budget proposals for 2017/18.

Cllr Martin Hill

County council leader reacts to continued overnight closure of Grantham A&E Video

7 February 2017 | Updated: 16 February 2017

Leader of Lincolnshire County Council, Cllr Martin Hill has today reacted to the decision by United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (ULHT) to only extend the opening hours of Grantham A&E by one hour.

A foster carer embraces her two children

Campaign launched from Lincolnshire Fostering Service to attract new carers

7 February 2017

Lincolnshire Fostering Service is launching a new campaign to recruit more carers across the county.

Visitors to the newly refurbished Victorian Prison

Discover the horrible side of history at Lincoln Castle this February

7 February 2017 | Updated: 21 February 2017

Costumed characters will be on hand in the Victorian Prison to answer any questions you may have about their ‘orrible occupations.

The Collection museum

Try something new this half term

6 February 2017

If you’ve ever wanted to experience Japan, become the next Captain Jack Sparrow or take on the life of a warrior, head along to one of our heritage sites from 11-19 February!

Not asking for it crop

New photo campaign as Lincolnshire says #NOMORE to sexual violence and abuse

6 February 2017 | Updated: 8 February 2017

Following the success of last year’s #NOMORE and Ask for Angela campaigns, organisations in Lincolnshire are using shock new images to help change the culture around consent and sexual violence.

Mount Bridge

Repairs planned for Boston bridge

3 February 2017

Mount Bridge on Skirkbeck Road, Boston, is to be given a new lease of life, thanks to upcoming works planned to coincide with works by Western Power Distribution.

Road Closed

Road closures continue on A151 in Spalding

2 February 2017 | Updated: 3 February 2017

Anglian Water has requested continued closures on the A151 Winsover Road, and at the junction of Winsover Road with Hawthorn Bank to repair a collapsed sewer.


Report highways issues in Lincolnshire quickly and easily online

2 February 2017 | Updated: 7 February 2017

If you spot a pothole, faulty traffic light or any other highways issue, let the county council know via its online reporting system.

Road Closed

Emergency road closure – West Banks, Sleaford

1 February 2017 | Updated: 2 February 2017

Western Power Distribution (WPD) has requested a closure on West Banks, Sleaford, between Sainsbury’s and Watergate, to allow them to carry out repair works.

Young Carer helping in the kitchen

Help mark Young Carers Awareness Day by telling us what you need

26 January 2017 | Updated: 15 February 2017

To mark Young Carers Awareness Day, Lincolnshire County Council is calling for more young carers to come forward and give feedback on their situation and the support they need.

Boys at school

Lincolnshire schools to benefit from successful £142,500 grant for school to school support

26 January 2017

Lincolnshire Teaching Schools Together has successfully bid for £142,500 grant award for school to school support across the county

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Fire Engine Group

Recycling firm teams up with Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue to host mock exercise

26 January 2017 | Updated: 15 February 2017

The exercise, at a recycling site in Caythorpe and at Brant Broughton fire station, will test services in Lincolnshire on Tuesday 31 January.

Martin Hill

A new approach to local government in Lincolnshire Video

23 January 2017

Residents in Lincolnshire will be asked for their views on abolishing all eight councils in Lincolnshire and adopting a unitary system of governance.

Lincolnshire A-levels exams schools education

Lincolnshire schools continue progress after latest performance tables released

20 January 2017

The latest DfE performance tables for GCSE and A-level results show Lincolnshire is continuing to perform well and make progress in a number of areas.


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